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Rafael Nadal recovers to ruin Fabio Fognini’s hopes of Rome triumph

• Nadal reaches semis with 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 win over Italian• Maria Sharapova batters aside Jelena Ostapenko 6-7, 6-4, 7-5It seems odd that Rafael Nadal’s domination on clay in Monte Carlo,Barcelona and Paris has not been so evident in Rome, where he has …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/may/18/rafael-nadal-fabio-fognini-italian-open-maria-sharapova-jelena-ostapenko

Kyle Edmund beaten in Rome by Alex Zverev in thrilling taste of the future

Zverev beats British No 1 7-5, 7-6 (11)Konta loses 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 to French Open championA week ago, the only question in tennis that mattered was: can anyone beat Rafael Nadal on clay this summer? He was rampant as of old, fit and fired again with ambi…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/may/17/johanna-konta-italian-open-defeat-jelena-ostapenko

Konta brushes aside Hsieh in Rome to avenge French Open defeat

Konta wins 6–0, 6–4 and faces Jelena Ostapenko in third roundSimona Halep thrashes Naomi Osaka 6–0, 6–1 at Italian OpenJohanna Konta simultaneously laid a ghost and a marker in Rome on Wednesday, overpowering the artful but lightweight Hsieh Su-wei, wh…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/may/16/konta-brushes-aside-hsieh-in-rome-to-avenge-french-open-defeat

Kyle Edmund ready to calmly climb even higher after Novak Djokovic win

• British No 1 can rise in the world top 20 on clay in Rome and Paris• Lucas Pouille is second-round opponent after beating Malek JaziriKyle Edmund, the absurdly quiet man of tennis, might be ready to make some noise but solely with the “thwap” of…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/may/15/kyle-edmund-rome-british-number-one-clay-beat-novak-djokovic